PaJeS chair becomes first candidate to succeed Sir Mick Davis at JLC

PaJeS chair becomes first candidate to succeed Sir Mick Davis at JLC

The property investor is vying to lead the Jewish community body following the departure of its long-term chair

Jonathan Goldstein
Jonathan Goldstein

The man who currently chairs Partnerships for Jewish Schools has said he is aiming to replace Sir Mick Davis as chair of the Jewish Leadership Council.

Jonathan Goldstein, chief executive of Cain Hoy Enterprises said it would be a “great honour” to succeed Davis, who he praised.

“Sir Mick Davis has been a passionate and thoughtful leader of our community and we owe him a debt of gratitude,” said Goldstein.

“I would like to build on his successes and I look forward to sharing my ideas with the JLC membership at the hustings later this month. It would be a great honour to continue serving my community as JLC chair.”

PaJeS is an umbrella group for Jewish schools and a division of the JLC, meaning Goldstein is already familiar with the group he now seeks to lead.

In 2015, he was appointed Chief Rabbinate Trust, where he is charged with providing “strategic guidance” to the Chief Rabbi’s Office. At the time, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis praised him as “an accomplished businessman, a proud member of the United Synagogue and an outstanding community leader”.

So far, Jonathan Goldstein is the only known candidate in the running for the role.

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